Conference 2019 Programme

Location: CAN Borough7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR (near Borough and London Bridge stations)

9.00    Registration and coffee

9.30    Welcome and Introduction – Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust

9.45    Domestic violence, coercion and exploitation of women and girls – a legal perspective

Jessica Gavron, Barrister, Legal Director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), Middlesex University

Masculinities and gender-based violence in the former Soviet Union: cultural and structural approaches to men’s      

engagement in the gender equality agenda

Charles Walker, Trustee of The BEARR Trust, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton

Chair: Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust

11.00   Coffee

11.30   Coercion, exploitation and gender-based violence

Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Center for the Prevention of Violence and Crisis Centre “ANNA”, Moscow

Oxana Alistratova, Director of “Interaction” NGO, Tiraspol, Moldova

Chair: Marcia Levy, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

12.30   Buffet lunch

13.30   Focus on Central Asia – a round table discussion

Subhiya Mastonshoeva, independent Research Consultant on gender and peace research, Tajikistan

Tahmina Rees, civil society activist, London/Tajikistan

Dr Colette Harris, Reader in Gender and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Dilmurad Yusupov (Uzbekistan), PhD student, Institute of Development Studies, University      of Sussex

Chair: Ross Gill, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

14.45     Tea

15.15    Protection and prevention – state and civil society responses, including activism with men and boys

Elmar Khalilov, WAVE Ambassador in Georgia, Anti Violence Network of Georgia NGO (AVNG)

Halyna Skipalska, Executive Director, Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health/Healthright

Chair: Biljana Radonjic Ker-Lindsay, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

16.15   Conclusions

16.30   Close (Participants are invited to stay for drinks and informal discussion